Anyone know my symptoms?

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Hi everyone,

Last week I went through a bit of anxiety, resulting in me having really intense tension headaches for about 3-5 days. It's gone now, but during the headache and still now from time to time, I have pain either behind my eyes/nose, ear-popping, pain behind my neck (usually on a specific point on my left side), or certain points of pain in my head that hurt especially when I massage it, like a sensitive pressure point.

Is this a lingering thing from my tension headache or is this a stiff neck situation or something more intense I should be worried about? Because I don't have the physical headache anymore, just these symptoms that come up a few times a day... It doesn't stop my daily activities but they come up out of nowhere and bother me.

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    To specify my symptoms more... If I scratch my head at certain parts, this numb pain will settle for a while. I also have to roll my head/neck around often because I feel like I want to crack my bones. If I lean my head/neck to the right very far, it feels good because it feels like I'm stretching out the pain that's on the left side of my head. Definitely not a migraine... my brain doesn't hurt but everything around my head and brain feels uncomfortable.

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    Hi Rachel. I don't really have much input on your symptoms. Other to let you know that I suffer from anxiety and therefore get pretty intense headaches. Last year my anxiety about my headaches was so bad and it made them a lot worse. Anyway, I also have a bad neck that causes headaches- have gone to physical therapy, etc. But, whenever I roll my headback I can hear pops and when I lean my head I can feel the stretch in the other side of my neck and it also feels good. Don't know if that helps or not but just wanted to provide some input! 

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    Hi Rachel, a couple of things that might be worth trying: allergy Meds, I used to have very similar pains, I finally work out that I'm allergic to my cats. Sounds stupid, I know, but I am. The other thing that might be worth trying is a decongestant, either in tablet or, possibly as a nasal spray, sinus congestion can really weird pains, in various places in your face, head or neck. If you decide to try these suggestions, just try them one at a time, that way, if one works, you'll know what the underlying problem is/was. Either way, I hope you find a solution soon.

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